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    Faculty

    • Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

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    Degree

    • Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) - Agronomy

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    Expected duration

    • 4 years

Program details

The Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) in Agronomy is a four-year program focusing on the study of crop production, soil management and water resources.

Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) - Agronomy

Expected duration: 4 years

Students must complete 120 credits hours of degree core, restrictive electives and free elective courses.

The Agronomy program will provide an integrated and comprehensive study of the factors and processes associated with the science of crop production and the management and use of land and water resources. The program emphasizes land management and the sustainability of agronomic and horticultural crop systems.

Professional designation eligibility

Agrologists Manitoba (Manitoba Institute of Agrologists)

Graduates of the BSc (Agriculture), BSc (Agribusiness) and BSc (Agroecology) degrees meet the entry to practice education requirement and are eligible to become Professional Agrologists (PAg).

Agrologists are regulated professionals who have highly specialized knowledge about agriculture and food production and natural resource management. They provide decision makers with advice to help feed the world, boost the economy and protect the environment.

Graduates from the Faculty’s professional programs who are working and practicing agrology in Manitoba require registration with and a licence from Agrologists Manitoba. Students/prospective students should contact Agrologists Manitoba directly for more information on the practice of agrology in Manitoba.

Cooperative education program

Agronomy students have the option to earn credits through the Cooperative Education Program, connecting classroom learning with valuable work experience.

Available minors

See below for a list of available minors in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, as well as link to all available minors offered through the University of Manitoba:

Sample course offerings

  • PLNT 4510: Advanced Cropping Systems (3 credit hours)
  • SOIL 3600: Soils and Landscapes in Our Environment (3 credit hours)
  • SOIL 4520: Soil Fertility (3 credit hours)
  • PLNT 3560: Organic Crop Production on the Prairies (3 credit hours)
  • PLNT 1000: Urban Agriculture (3 credit hours)
  • ENTM 3170: Crop Protection Entomology (3 credit hours)
  • PLNT 3540: Weed Science (3 credit hours)
  • PLNT 4270: Plant Disease Control (3 credit hours)
  • PLNT 4590: Physiology of Crop Plants (3 credit hours)
  • AGRI 2300: Indigenous Issues in Food Systems (3 credit hours)
  • PLNT 4410: Grassland Agriculture: Plant, Animal and Environment (3 credit hours)

For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.

Course outlines are available to view on this page. 

See the full Agronomy program progression plan on our Degree advising page.

Admission requirements

The following are minimum requirements for entry into the Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) in Agronomy program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

Direct entry applicants are those who have not attended a post-secondary institution or have completed fewer than 24 credit hours at a recognized university or college. Direct entry applicants require the following:

  • Manitoba high school graduation including 5 full credits at the Grade 12 level in courses designated S, G or U
  • A minimum average of 70 per cent over the following, with no less than 60 per cent in each course:
    • English 40S
    • Applied Mathematics 40S or Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S
    • Two academic 40S courses

Advanced Entry is for applicants who have completed one year (24 credit hours) or more of studies in another faculty at the University of Manitoba or another recognized post-secondary institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

If you do not meet the requirements for direct or advanced entry into the Bachelor of Science in Agronomy program, you can apply for admission to University 1, the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, or another program with direct entry.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Admission decisions are based on the applicant's qualifications and the ability of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and the University of Manitoba to serve the applicant’s intended program of study and area of specialization.

How to apply

Domestic student application fee: $100
International student application fee: $120

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